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Outdoor Recreation

Be warned: Full-on excitement is waiting in Tennessee! Decide if you want intense action, a wilderness experience, an invigorating getaway or an easy family outing. Our waterways and trails have distinct personalities and experiences to offer.

If whitewater's your passion try Tennessee's premier rafting river, the Ocoee, site of the 1996 Olympics and one of America's Top Ten Rivers, or the Cumberland in Big South Fork National Recreation Area, the Lower Nolichucky, Watauga and Holston rivers. You can kayak the four-mile paddle from Cane Hollow to the base of the 130-foot rush of Burgess Falls on Center Hill Lake or canoe Waynesboro's scenic Buffalo River with its quiet beauty. If a refreshing family is more your style, take in the cool water in Townsend in the Smoky Mountains. In Memphis, experience the Mighty Mississippi at Mud Island River Park, where education and water sports meet, or relax in the undisturbed headwaters and forests of the serene Wolf River. Whatever your favorite water sport, Tennessee has plenty to offer.

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Webb Brothers Float Service & Store
"Family business, oldest rafting company on Hiwassee. All ages for rafting. Five-mile trip (two - four hours). Tubes, rafts, funyaks, private takeout at shop. Farm, general store and guest house are all part of Reliance Historic District on National ...more

City:  Reliance, TN
Phone:  877-932-7238

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Wetlands Water Park
"Five water slides, kids' pools, nature trails and picnic areas. Groups and parties welcome. "Fantastic Fridays" events all ...more

City:  Jonesborough, TN
Phone:  423-753-1558

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White Lightning Trail
"The White Lightning Trail is waiting for you: a picturesque drive through the fertile valleys and rustic charm of the Tennessee hills. After leaving the city limits, you’ll pass through the Great Smoky Mountains into historic country music — Maynardville — home to country music greats like Chet Atkins and Roy Acuff. Heading north, you’ll travel along the same route ...more

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Whitewater Express, Inc.
"The entire family will enjoy high adventure activities from the log cabin base camp in the Blue Ridge mountains of ...more

City:  Copperhill, TN
Phone:  800-676-7238

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Whitewater Inn at Ocoee
"Opened in June 2005 this 46 room hotel is located just minutes from the Ocoee & Hiwassee rivers and the Cherokee National Forest. All guest rooms feature cable television and high speed internet access. You can enjoy a complimentary breakfast in our lobby which features a beautiful stone fireplace. The hotel also offers a conference facility that can accomodate up ...more

City:  Ocoee, TN
Phone:  888-716-2633

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Whitman Hollow Dock
"A full service marina located on Norris Lake. Camping and overnight boat rental ...more

City:  LaFollette, TN
Phone:  423-562-9941

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Wilbur Dam
"Constructed circa 1912, Wilbur is the second-oldest dam in TVA system. Picnicking, canoe launch, camping and ...more

City:  Elizabethton, TN
Phone:  423-547-3850

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Wilbur Lake Campground
"Primitive campsites can be found along the shores of this 72-acre lake. Sites include picnic tables, grills and bathhouse. Area is patrolled by TVA officers and offers excellent fishing and a boat ramp suitable for kayaks, canoes and small ...more

City:  Elizabethton, TN
Phone:  423-547-3850

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Wildwater Ltd. - Ocoee River
"The Ocoee River with big, closely spaced rapids makes it one of the most popular whitewater rivers in the nation. No other river in the east offers the degree of challenge, variety and consistent water flow that is found here. In fact, the Ocoee has been rated one of the ten best whitewater rivers in the country by Canoe Magazine. It ...more

City:  Ducktown, TN
Phone:  866-319-8870

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Wildwater Rafting - Pigeon River
"Since 1971, Wildwater has been the leader in quality outdoor adventures. For ages 5 to seniors, Wildwater delivers fun with a quality service guarantee. An adventure destination with picnic shelters, volleyball, climbing wall, zip line and ...more

City:  Hartford, TN
Phone:  800-451-9972

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Winged Deer Park
"A 200-acre park featuring softball and soccer facilities, boat access on Boone Lake, disc golf and 2 miles of paved walking and hiking ...more

City:  Johnson City, TN
Phone:  423-283-5815

Green Travel Vendor

Wood and Water Lodge

City:  Stewart, TN
Phone:  (931) 721-4618

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Woodlands Trace Byway
"Running along a ridge of land between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, Woodlands Trace is a beautiful, easy drive in rolling terrain with opportunities to pull off and explore seasonal splendors of nature on your own or at developed interpretive facilities such as the 1850 Homeplace and the Bison range overlook. This 43-mile passageway blossoms with trees and flowers in the ...more

City:  Dover, TN

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Zorb Smoky Mountains
"Zorb - Its 12 feet high, 12 feet fat, it's round and bouncy. You can jump inside and roll down a 700 foot long hill in a Zorb just along the Smoky Mountains. Zorb in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is a TOTALLY cool and fun way to get a serious adrenaline rush!! Choose one of 4 track options and 8 ride variations! Hop ...more

City:  Pigeon Forge, TN
Phone:  865-428-2422

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